Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-02-09, 09:01 AM   #1
italvega2o9
vintage italvega
Thread Starter
 
italvega2o9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
question about my 70's italvega..

i just purchased a set of alex rims at400 700c.i only bought for 15 bucks..i was wondering if i can swap my 27 inch rims..but im not sure if the 9spd cassette will work on my vintage..i called the shop..they said it would b a little easier to swap because my gears dont click its based on friction..not really sure what he meant by that..can someone help me pls..i really dont want a fixed gear..i like all the use of my gears...
italvega2o9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-09, 11:26 AM   #2
Ex Pres
#39
 
Ex Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: the 35223 (AL)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
If your brake shoes can be moved down 4mm in the slots then you can make this change fairly easily
Ex Pres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-09, 07:52 PM   #3
davidad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
The "click" they are talking about is index shifting. If you don't have it and don't need it don't worry about. The shifts on a nine speed will take quite a bit of getting used to because they are so close together.
davidad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-09, 08:08 PM   #4
italvega2o9
vintage italvega
Thread Starter
 
italvega2o9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thank you guys..
italvega2o9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:24 AM.